Arbitrary code execution achieved on Switch firmware 4.x [Mod Edit - Read OP]

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Birdseye, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. Birdseye

    Birdseye Member Original Poster

    - Please refrain from making wide generalizations about people who practice homebrew.
    - Encouraging piracy is against the ToS. Do not state that is is fine to pirate video games in any way.

    Thank you for your cooperation.


  2. Stitch

    Stitch Member

    Stability update incoming in 3..2...1..
  3. #3
    sweet. now people can preserve Bayonetta 3 when it leaks early
  4. Grylvak

    Grylvak Member

    Amazing progress. I can’t wait to see legit custom themes
  5. #5
  6. Escalario

    Escalario Member

    Welp there goes any 3rd party games getting any decent sales.
  7. #7
    Too early for casual pirates to care.
  8. Cypher

    Cypher Member

    Good. Homebrew is great.
  9. Dragonzdogma

    Dragonzdogma Member

    I have no idea what I just read.
    Normally I would ask any question to get me started, but I don't even know where to start.
  10. thediamondage

    thediamondage Member

    Whats the current switch firmware revision anyways? Haven't turned mine on in a couple of weeks, I should probably turn off auto update system and all that jazz. On the other hand, I only buy a few games for my switch anyways and I'd like to play online when they bring their services up so probably easiest just to keep updating and maybe buy a second switch down the road when they crack the system wide open.
  11. Dreamboum

    Dreamboum Member

    God, I hope homebrews are going to be a thing soon so it can become the ultimate emulator machine it should have been. We could even see GC emulation happening.
  12. Escalario

    Escalario Member

    Not with that CPU.
  13. #13
    It's already happening officially.
  14. Ingueferroque

    Ingueferroque Member

    Now we know how that Johnny Turbo thing got released.
  15. Rigby

    Rigby Member

    Fantastic news
  16. Social

    Social Member

    Latest version: 4.1.0 (Distributed 12/04/2017)
  17. #17
    Please don't let this turn the Switch into an eventual PSP 2.0.
  18. Escalario

    Escalario Member

    You mean the ports of Wii games for the chinese Shield market? Emulation is a whole another beast, and you can't compare Android's version of Dolphin running on a X1 Shield because Switch's CPU is significantly downclocked even in docked mode comparred to it.
  19. #19
    the hardware probably isn't an issue. the nvidia shield shares it and has official ports of emulated wii and gc games - without the overhead of android, i'm sure the switch can handle GC at the minimum.
  20. #20
    Give me a reason for Nintendo to get Dolphin running on Chinese hardware that's stupidly similar to their own version of the same chip?
  21. Pikma

    Pikma Member

    How embarrassing for Nintendo
  22. TeenageFBI

    TeenageFBI Member

    I actually have a spare Switch for eventual homebrew use. It’s currently on 2.3 or so. Should I update to the current firmware or leave it where it is?
  23. Kouriozan

    Kouriozan Member

    We're almost one year in and there is still no way to transfer or backup saves, hope this'll make Nintendo react faster.
  24. Birdseye

    Birdseye Member Original Poster

    Always stay on the lowest firmware, don't update
  25. #25
    Leave it. It's better than trying to figure out a way to go back to an older firmware.
  26. Malakai

    Malakai Member

    You should do your research on the X1 CPU in the SHIELD. There is a reason why Nintendo chose those clocks.
  27. Cinemikel

    Cinemikel Member

    Can't wait to preserve only the biggest and best games that'll sell millions on the system the day it comes out that will for some indescribable reason will be hard to find in 2 years at least that's what I'm saying will happen as an excuse. People will appreciate my preservation of history and find me in my moral right to do so!

    "At least that's what I tell myself to make me feel better about myself doing this"
  28. #28
    Is there a way to turn auto updating off?
  29. Guymelef

    Guymelef Member

    Translated Mother 3 finally.
  30. PogiJones

    PogiJones Member

    Really bad news for everyone not into homebrew or pirating. I wish these people would stop.
  31. Escalario

    Escalario Member

    Pretty sure that the Wii ports to Nvidia Shield were made by Nvidia, not Nintendo.
  32. Pikachu

    Pikachu Member


    Not care much about pirating games...

    ...Care that hopefully it'll get Nintendo off their asses RE: VC.
  33. Blargu

    Blargu Member

    Looking forward to finally being able to back up my saves.
  34. Alienhated

    Alienhated Member

    But weren't people here talking about how much the Switch was uncrackable and stuff? I'm confused.
  35. maximumzero

    maximumzero Member

    No thanks, I'd rather update when necessary and enjoy the games I own.
  36. #36
    They're not ports - decompiled code is saying that it's emulated for sure.
  37. SaberVS7

    SaberVS7 Member

    Hmm, though what about games that refuse to run on anything less than the current firmware and come packed with a forced-update for the firmware when ran?

    I know that was a thing with the Xbox 360, and apparently for the PS4 too.

    But yeah man, I really don't want the Switch to go the way of the PirateStationPortable. System was basically cut short in the west because the industry collectively decided to stop localizing PSP games because of piracy.
  38. Vena

    Vena Community Resettler Member

    Entirely nVidia, has little to do with Nintendo.
  39. Taco_Human

    Taco_Human Member

    Excited to actually have save back ups, but hopefully Nintendo does something about that soon.
  40. Birdseye

    Birdseye Member Original Poster

    Please provide sources when insinuating things
  41. GhostTrick

    GhostTrick Member


    Isn't the CPU clock on Switch like a lot lower, even taking account the downclock for power profiles on Shield TV ?
  42. -shadow-

    -shadow- Member

    I'll admit. I laughed.
  43. Abstrusity

    Abstrusity Member

    See, now I HAVE to get a Switch.
  44. #44
    I said, damn.
  45. gaiadyne

    gaiadyne Member

    We're definitely due for an update, although I doubt Nintendo is going to give me a reason to update
  46. Alienhated

    Alienhated Member

    I'm not insinuating anything, i'm asking because i can't remember. I just recall some user telling everyone that the Switch was not going to be cracked due to some "fuses" system, what about that?
  47. Barry Bonds

    Barry Bonds Banned Member


    Emulators WOOOOOOO!!!!!
  48. Kolx

    Kolx Member

    Isn't there a rule against turning homebrew threads into whining about piracy? I'm pretty sure gaf had one to prevent it from turning into a shitshow and then getting closed.
  49. El Pescado

    El Pescado Member

    Is this something Nintendo can’t fix with a firmware update? I’d rather not have this happen so early in a system’s lifetime.
  50. Notaskwid

    Notaskwid Member

    Good thing the switch doesn't allow users to normally access the web browser or backup their saves.